I did 2 separate reviews for families and for business travelers.
Things to watch out in the next few months for all travellers:
If you arrive at DFW and are renting a car, beware there is a lot of construction through Sept 2012 with EXTREMELY POOR signage on the highway. Even though hotel is close to the North side of DFW, getting there is very difficult due to the construction, even with GPS.
REVIEW FOR FAMILIES:
For families, hotel is great, close to shopping center and movie theater 5 minutes by car/hotel shuttle.
Rooms are typical Embassy suites SUITES with a bedroom + a private living room area with work desk and sleeper couch. Flat TV's in each, bedroom and living room are rather small.
There is a daily charge to use the internet. You can avoid this charge if you are an ATT DSL customer and remember your login name and password.
Hotel has a small pool and jacuzzi great for kids. There is also an arcade that is not worth even walking into.. Outdated games and not good choices for any kids of any age. the arcade is located across from the elevators before you enter the pool area.
There is a Starbuck in the lobby only open from 7-11AM or similar hours.
Breakfast is standard Embassy suites. Included with room rate, and it is a good deal.
Good steak restaurant next door. Uncle Buck's. Food is great, service is average. There is water in the room for $3 a bottle. For extended stays, bring your own bottled water before checking in and save.
REVIEW OR BUSINESS TRAVELERS:
The business center here is not good. 2 computers and super slow internet or not working. The working desks and furniture in the rooms are vey good and comfortable. Internet in rooms worked great. Again, if you need to print a few items during your stay, this hotel may be a good choice. No Kinko's nor FedEx nor Office Depot nearby.
Hotel has conference meeting space. Beautiful grounds and meeting rooms.
ALL THE STAFF is great, from reception to Housekkeping to Banquet staff.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Embassy Suites Outdoor World is located in the heart of the Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area just 1.5 miles north of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Guests will be treated to sophisticated service in any of our 329 two room suites. With 20,000 square feet of meeting space, groups will experience the AAA 4-diamond hallmark service for which we are known. Nearby historic Grapevine features six wine tasting rooms and antique shopping on Main Street. Connected to the hotel is the world renowned Bass Pro Shop. It's a wonderful and convenient side trip for the outdoor sports enthusiast. Grapevine Mills Mall offers over 200 specialty stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. Tucked between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Grapevine is central to museums, sporting events and landmark venues for leisure guests and large groups. Embassy Suites Outdoor World is a member of Hilton Honors program. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Grapevine
- Grapevine Embassy Suites